Polysiphonia sulivaniae J.D.Hooker &
Polysiphonia sulivaniae J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847: 479, pl. 182: fig. IV (as 'sulivanae' )
Published in: Hooker, J.D. (1847). LV. Algae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross...I. Part II. Botany of Fuegia, the Falklands, Kerguelen's Land, etc. (Hooker, J.D. Eds), pp. 483-519. London: Reeve Brothers, King William Street, Strand.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Herposiphonia sulivaniae (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Falkenberg
Named for the wife ("Mrs. Capt. Sulivan") of Captain (later Sir) Bartholomew James Sulivan (1810-1890), naval officer in the Royal Navy who sailed with Darwin in the 'Beagle'.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Some people have corrected this name to "Sullivan", which is the usual spelling in English of the Irish "Ó Suilleabáin". The spelling "Sulivan" is used in Hansard (July 14, 1862, p. 302); there is also an article on the Falkland Island by "Capt. Sulivan, R.N." in The New monthly magazine and universal register Vol. 56, no. 341: 17-20. Sir Bartholomew James Sulivan (1810 - 1890) was a British sailor and hydrographer, born at Tregew, Flushing, near Falmouth, Cornwall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartholomew_Sulivan). - (11 Jul 2011) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Created: 02 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 11 July 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 February 2020.